Yangtze River Adventure (Upstream)

Your Package Includes

  • 14 Days 12 Nights
  • Code: PCU
  • From: $2600

Experience the rich diversity of China on this 14-day trip through the country's most famous cities and the mystical Yangtze River. Begin your adventure by stepping into the future among gleaming skyscrapers in Shanghai, visit the waterfront Bund and the famous Nanjing Road, one of the world's busiest shopping streets. Head toward Mt. Huangshan, take a cable car ride up to the midway point of Mt. Huangshan, famed for its picturesque landscape, which ranks among the most beautiful in China. Visit the world heritage site Hongcun and Jingdezhen, a 1700-year-old capital of the porcelain making industry. Take a cruise down the majestic Yangtze River and marvel at the inspiring Three Gorges. 

Itinerary at a glance

DAY 1
USA-Shanghai
DAY 2
Arrive Shanghai
DAY 3
Shanghai
DAY 4
Shanghai - Huangshan - Hongcun
DAY 5
Hongcun - Huangshan
DAY 6
Huangshan
DAY 7
Huangshan - Wuyuan - Jingdezhen
DAY 8
Jingdezhen - Wuhan
DAY 9
Wuhan-Yichang-Yangtze River
DAY 10
Yangtze River
DAY 11
Yangtze River
DAY 12
Yangtze River
DAY 13
Yangtze River-Chongqing
DAY 14
Chongqing-USA
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Overnight Stay
Shanghai (2 nts) - Hongcun (1 nt) - Huangshan (2 nts) - Wuyuan - Jingdezhen (1 nt) - Wuhan (1 nt) - Yichang - Yangtze river (4 nts) - Chongqing (1 nt)

TRIP TIMELINE

DAY 1

USA-Shanghai

Depart the U.S. bound for Shanghai. 

DAY 2

Arrive Shanghai

Upon arrival in Shanghai, transfer to your luxury hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. 
Land only package does not include airport transfers.

Accommodation:

★★★★★ The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai or Similar

DAY 3

Shanghai

Begin your day with a walking tour of the famous Nanjing Road, a must-see destination attracting thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world. Continue to the City God Temple Bazaar, built during the Yongle Reign of Ming Dynasty. Explore the famous waterfront Bund, a mile long stretch along the Huangpu River. After lunch, visit the world famous Shanghai Museum (No audio service).

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai or Similar

DAY 4

Shanghai - Huangshan - Hongcun

Travel to Mt. Huangshan by high speed rail. Upon arrival board a coach to the ancient village of Hongcun*, explore narrow cobblestone paved lanes winding around charming whitewashed buildings with pointed black tiled roofs, much of the architecture dates back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Overnight at Hongcun.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Huangshan Guanyun Resort or Similar

DAY 5

Hongcun - Huangshan

Depart Hongcun in the early morning for Huangshan. Upon arrival, a cable car ride* will take you up to the midway of Mt. Huangshan for a sightseeing tour. Mt. Huangshan* is extolled for its “Four Ultimate Beauties” - unusual rock formations, pine trees, the sea of clouds and hot springs.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Xi Hai Hotel or Similar

DAY 6

Huangshan

Known in China as “The Number One Mountain under Heaven”, Mt. Huangshan was recognized by UNESCO as an official World Cultural Heritage Site in 1990. This morning rises early to view a captivating sunrise amidst a sea of clouds in the summits. Then continue with a  sightseeing tour of Huangshan before descending the mountain and returning to Tunxi later in the afternoon. Later enjoy a tour of Tunxi Ancient Street. For dinner, enjoy a mouthwatering local dinner.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★ Crowne Plaza Yucheng or similar

DAY 7

Huangshan - Wuyuan - Jingdezhen

To top off your tour of Huangshan, visit the China Huizhou Culture Museum*. Afterward depart for Jingdezhen, the 1700-year-old capital of the porcelain making industry in China, via the picturesque Wuyuan village. This evening enjoys dinner at a Jiangxi local cuisine restaurant.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Jinghan Hotel or Similar

DAY 8

Jingdezhen - Wuhan

Today's city tour of Jingdezhen features visits to the Porcelain Museum* and Ceramic Factory*. Continue to Wuhan by high-speed rail. Upon arrival at Wuhan, explore the popular Yellow Crane Tower* and the famous Bells Museum*. Tonight, enjoy the local specialties for dinner.

Included: Breakfast, Special Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Shangri-La Hotel (Wuhan) or Similar

DAY 9

Wuhan-Yichang-Yangtze River

Depart Wuhan for Maoping, the site where your ship is docked and awaiting your arrival. Arrive at Yichang, the economic hub of China’s Hubei province, to begin your Yangtze River cruise. Embark on your 5-star Victoria Cruises ship, and settle into your comfortable cabin. Set sail in the evening for an exciting Yangtze River adventure. At nearly 4000 miles long, the mighty Yangtze River is the world’s third longest river and flows eastward into the East China Sea.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Victoria Cruises Lines or Similar

DAY 10

Yangtze River

Spend the morning viewing the construction of the Three Gorges Dam, the largest in the world. Later sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Victoria Cruises Lines or Similar

DAY 11

Yangtze River

Today's shore excursion will involve a tour along either the Shennong Stream or Goddess Stream to explore the Small Gorges. Board smaller vessels to access this tributary of the Yangtze. Return to the ship where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular sights, as the vessel passes through the narrow meandering passages of the Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Victoria Cruises Lines or Similar

DAY 12

Yangtze River

After breakfast, visit Xiaoguanshan Ancient Folk Culture Park near Fengdu. It is a noted site for the relocation and reconstruction of architectural and cultural relics, after the water level rose on the Yangtze as a result of the Three Gorges Dam project. The park reproduces historic ancient residential buildings, courtyards, temples, wood carvings and city gates in the Fengdu region, providing a deep sense of its history and ancient way of life. Performances here include Sichuan opera, acrobatics, folk music, and puppet shows.
Mount Shuanggui faces the Yangtze River, and is a national forest park known for its picturesque scenery, which integrates history, culture and modern art. Mt. Shuanggui has for centuries been a favorite destination for literati and artists. There are cliff brush writings of calligraphists here from the Song Dynasty to the present day, and pavilions are named for notable historic figures. 
 

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Victoria Cruises Lines or Similar

DAY 13

Yangtze River-Chongqing

Your Yangtze River Cruise comes to an end upon arrival at Chongqing. Disembark the cruise, a brief city tour takes you to Hongya Cave, Liberation Monument, the Chongqing Zoo* to see adorable panda bears. Tonight, enjoy the authentic Sichuan hot pot.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing

DAY 14

Chongqing-USA

Fly back to the U.S. with memories to last a lifetime.

Included: Breakfast

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YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

Experienced and knowledgeable tour guide throughout China.

Deluxe 5-star Hotel accommodation for your comfort.

Fine meals as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in the hotel and local specialty cuisines:

Huangshan - Local Specialty Cuisine

Jingdezhen - Jiangxi Local Cuisine

Wuhan - Local Cuisine

Chongqing - Sichuan  Authentic Hot Pot 

Daily comprehensive sightseeing program as outlined in the itinerary.

Air-conditioned tour coach with professional driver service.

Airport group transfers in China on arrival(Shanghai) and departure(Chongqing). (Land+Air Packages only).

Special entertainments:

Victoria Cruises .........Cultural Lectures, Lessons & Shows

A bottle of mineral water is provided on the bus every day.

Easy recognized luggage tag, badge, and document holder are provided for your convenience.

Select city packages are available for you to extend your trip before or after the tour. See  City Packages for details.

Shanghai The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The award-winning Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai is a landmark located in a retail, dining and entertainment complex on the famous West Nanjing Road. Situated in the heart of the commercial, shopping and entertainment district of the city, our luxury hotel features unparalleled service, exquisite dining experiences and spacious accommodations. 

Details

  • Shanghai Center, 1376 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China
  • +86 21-6279 8888

Hongcun Huangshan Guanyun Resort or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Details

  • No.01 Dunxia, Ruicun Village, Longjiang Village, Hongcun Town, Yi County, Anhui, China
  • 17705592918

Huangshan Xi Hai Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Details

  • Xihai(West Sea) Scenic Spot, Tunxi, Huangshan, China
  • +86 559 558 8888

Huangshan Crowne Plaza Yucheng or similar

★ ★ ★ ★

Crowne Plaza Huangshan Yucheng digned with the unique theme of Huizhou characteristics and modern high quality,excellent facilities combined with perfect management,Crowne Plaza Huangshan Yucheng hope you enjoy traveling for success.

Details

Jingdezhen Jinghan Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Details

  • 28 South Guangchang Road, Zhushan District, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China
  • +86 798 827 9999

Wuhan Shangri-La Hotel (Wuhan) or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Details

  • 700 Jian She Avenue, Hankou, Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • +86 27 8580 6868

Yangtze River Victoria Cruises Lines or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Established in New York City in 1993, Victoria Cruise Lines has been the leader in luxury cruising on China’s majestic Yangtze River. Celebrating 30 Years. Over two million satisfied passengers have sailed with us. We have become the Yangtze’s preeminent cruise line because of the quality of our fleet, our outstanding service, and innovative itineraries. Victoria Cruises is an allied member of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), an associate member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), and a member of the New York Chapter of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

Details

Chongqing JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The contemporary, elegant JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing rising high near the prominent Chongqing People's Liberation Monument, welcoming you to the heart of Chongqing. Holding the distinction, providing curated amenities and sophisticated services, our hotel is catering to the wishes of distinguished and neoteric guests. Experience the comfort of the luxury, savor the delicacy of the world, your memorable and mindful escape inaugurates here.

Details

  • 235 Minsheng Road, Chongqing, China
  • +86 23-6379 9999

Customer Reviews

YANGTZE RIVER ADVENTURE (UPSTREAM)

Our tour guide, James Lu, did a fantastic services for us. He upgraded us to the VIP restaurant at the cruise for free. Very informative and great patience. Will do Peony tours again because him. Prefer can stay in Chongqing a night after disembarking from cruise instead of staying Beijing for a night.The cruise was late on schedule to Chongqing and had to catch the flight to Beijing around early afternoon. Not enough time to zoo and lunch in Chongqing.Food and hotel are good. Just the domestic flights were delayed.

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By Zingshiuan Kuo

YANGTZE RIVER ADVENTURE (UPSTREAM)

Our tour guide, James, was excellent! He was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. During the trip, I sprained my ankle, and James was very helpful in making sure I was okay and was able to finish the tour. He was very considerate. Overall, we were very satisfied.

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By Simon Tam

YANGTZE RIVER ADVENTURE (UPSTREAM)

James and Bruce were excellent tour guides, they are very knowledgeable, professional and responsive to our need. Very happy and satisfactory experience trip, will definitely look forward to join Peony Tour again.

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By Vivienne Tam

YANGTZE RIVER ADVENTURE (UPSTREAM)

The your manager was very experienced, pleasant, well-mannered and eager to assist everyone. we are fortunate to have him as tour guide.

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By Liz Lee

YANGTZE RIVER ADVENTURE (UPSTREAM)

Enjoy victoria cruise in Yantze river. Love the VIP treatment James Yu and Bruce Yuan were excellent tour guide

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By Alan Ho

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